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Daayen Ya Baayen (2010)

An impoverished village school-teacher's problems mount after winning a car.

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Bela Negi

Writer:

Bela Negi
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Credited cast:
Deepak Dobriyal ... Ramesh Majita
Manav Kaul ... Sundar
Badrul Islam Badrul Islam ... Basant
Bharti Bhatt Bharti Bhatt ... Hema R. Majita
Pratyush Sharma Pratyush Sharma ... Baju R. Majita (as Pratyush Doklan)
Girish Tiwari Girish Tiwari ... School Principal (as Girish Tiwari [Girda])
Jeetendra Bisht Jeetendra Bisht ... Jwar Singh (as Jitendra Bisht)
Dhanuli Devi Dhanuli Devi ... Mrs. Majita / Amma
Aarti Dhami Aarti Dhami ... Deepa
Dhananjay Shah Dhananjay Shah ... Hema's brother (as Dhananjay Sah)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amit Aryan Amit Aryan ... Media Announcer
Aditi Beri Aditi Beri ... Meena - Hema's sister-in-law
Parvati Bisht Parvati Bisht ... Knitting Teacher
Dinesh Dinesh ... Car Mechanic
Ram Dutt Ram Dutt ... Old Man with Kids
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After returning from Mumbai to Kanta in Uttarakhand, Ramesh Majita, who lives a poor lifestyle with his mother; wife Hema; son Baju; and sister-in-law Deepa, takes on the job of a school-teacher in a building which is over-run by mice. He decides to canvas the village folk into building a Kala Kendra while his friend, Basant, enters his name in a draw to win a car. To their surprise, he is indeed awarded the car - making him the only one to own one in the entire village - much to the chagrin of local contractor Jwar Singh. Ramesh quickly learns how to drive - but will soon find out that he has to maintain his car - especially when it gets damaged, and a mechanic has to be called from out of town. He finds out that Basant has borrowed money to repair the car; while Jwar will ask him to drive the car at a competition to pay off the debt - to which he agrees - but changes his mind at the last moment. His car will then taken over by Jwar's goons for losses incurred, but Sundar and Basant ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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For a relaxed Sunday afternoon watch
29 November 2012 | by aksh1421See all my reviews

Well, the film is a simple tale but it stays with you for a long time. So it would be safe to say it is not that simple after all. There are plenty of rough edges but those give it an earthy feel. I felt that some supporting actors could have been better trained but on the whole most of them give a really good performance and the wife of Ramesh is just fantastic. I love the hills and it felt good to be transported there in a very real way. It left me with a feeling of nostalgia, a feeling that things are changing in our world a bit too fast ... and the desire to hold on to a simplicity that is conveyed in the film is something that everyone will immediately relate to. I recommend it for a relaxed watch on a Sunday afternoon and then again on the next Sunday.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 October 2010 (India) See more »

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